Matron: Miss Caroline M Burne 1926-1936

Miss Caroline M Burne 5th May 1926-2nd February 1936 Caroline Maud Burne was the first Coast trainee to be appointed matron on Alice Watson’s retirement in May 1926. ...

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1930 The Depression creates demand for nursing training

1930 The Depression fuels demand for nursing training Australia plunges into economic depression. High unemployment creates a demand for nursing places at the Coast Hospital and the social...

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1933 Medical Superintendent Dr Reginald Millard retires

1933 Dr Reginald Millard retires Dr Reginald Millard was Medical Superintendent of the Coast Hospital for 25 years. He was very much admired and respected by nursing and medical staff. ...

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1934 The Coast Hospital renamed Prince Henry Hospital

1934 The Coast Hospital renamed Prince Henry Hospital As suddenly as an electric light is switched off, then on again, was the name of the Coast Hospital changed...

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1935 The new Nurses Home opens

1935 The Nurses Quarters finally opens Whether it was because the Government of the day wished to placate the hospital staff, or because the hospital had acquired a...

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